By Mohammed Lawal
Some students have dragged Mr Sankyai Obadiah, Provost of City College of Health Science and Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Zaria over alleged non accreditation of the institution.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the complainants, Hunaifa Musa, Yahaya Musa and Francis Luka, are students of the college challenging the accreditation and approval of the school to its health courses.
In his submission, counsel to the complainants, Hussaini Abdu, said they were in court to challenge the legality of operations of the college.
He said the college had neither government approval nor accreditation by regulatory bodies saddled with the responsibility of approving the health courses before admiting students.
Abdu said they filed a direct criminal complaint at the court, adding that the school’s action was a criminal conspiracy and cheating which contravened the law.
He assured that they had all the necessary documents which proscribed the college to present to the court, yet it continued admitting students.
The defence counsel, Yusuf Sambo, argued that the complainants were compelled to sue the proprietor in view of his track records in the area.
He said some competitors wanted to use the complainants to achieve their mission of blackmailing the college.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Umaru Bature, adjourned the case to Feb. 11 for mentioning.
Bature granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties, who must be senior civil servants or two district heads or someone with landed property in Zaria.